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LION'S MANE

(HEICIUM ERINACEUS)

Lion's mane, also known as Yamabushi Take in Japan and Hau Tau Gu in China, is an edible and medicinal mushroom that has been used by Eastern cultures for thousands of years. It also has a history in the western hemisphere, where Native American tribes were known to apply it directly to wounds to relieve pain. It grows on dying or dead hardwood trees throughout the northern hemisphere, and can be enjoyed raw, cooked, as a tea, or even in supplement form.

Health Benefits

  • Enhances Cognitive Function

  • Helps Prevent or Overcome Dementia

  • Improves Nerve Development and Recovery

  • Relieves Mild Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

  • Reduces Inflammation

  • Boosts Immune Health

    • Reduces heart disease risk​

    • Protects against ulcers

  • Lowers Blood Sugar and Reduces Diabetic Nerve Pain in the Hands and Feet

Lion's mane mushroom
Reishi mushroom conk

REISHI

(GANODERMA LUCIDUM)

Reishi, or Lingzhi ("Mushroom of Immortality") as it is called in China, has been used for at least 2000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese medicine. Today it is the most widely used medicinal mushroom in the world. Due to its bitter taste and rubbery, cork-like texture, reishi is rarely eaten raw. It is most often dried and made into teas, soups, and tinctures and other extracts. 

Health Benefits

  • Reduces Stress

  • Decalcifies the Pineal Gland​​

    • Improves sleep​

    • Reduces fatigue

  • Lowers Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar

  • Protects Kidneys

  • Improves Liver Function and Prevents Liver Disease

  • Boosts Immune System

SHIITAKE

(LENTINULA EDODES)

While shiitake mushrooms have been cultivated in China as far back as 1000 AD, it has been used since roughly 1,000 years prior to that for its medicinal properties. Unlike many other medicinal mushrooms, shiitake is widely known as a wonderful culinary mushroom. They are often roasted, fried, or made into soups and curries, as well as made into extracts. 

Health Benefits

  • Helps Prevent and Fight Obesity

  • Supports Cardiovascular Health

  • Promotes Healthy Skin

  • Contains Antimicrobial and Antiviral Properties

  • May Increase Bone Density and Boost Bone Health

Shiitake mushrooms
Turkey tail mushroom

TURKEY TAIL

(TRAMETES VERSICOLOR)

Turkey tail mushrooms have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Native American herbalism. They were even mentioned in the first written text on medicinal herbs from the Han Dynasty, written around 200 BC. These mushrooms are rarely eaten for their flavor and are most often consumed as a tea or in the form of an extract that is added to other drinks or foods for their medicinal benefits.

Health Benefits

  • Improves Gut Health and Supports Healthy Digestion

  • Increases Vitality

  • May Help with Pain Relief

  • Boosts Immune System

  • Helps Promote Healthy Hair Growth

CHAGA

(INONOTUS OBLIQUUS)

Chaga mushrooms are native to Europe, North America, and Russia where they have been used for hundreds of years for their medicinal and spiritual properties. They have been cited in medical texts as early as the 16th century as a treatment for various diseases, including cancer and ulcers. The mushroom is most commonly used in the form of a tea, but has also traditionally been smoked or burned ceremoniously.

Health Benefits

  • Heals and Protects Against Gastritis and Ulcers in the Gastric Mucosa

  • Helps Prevent and Slow Cancer Growth

  • Relieves Pain Caused by Inflammation​​

  • Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Sugar

  • Decalcifies the Pineal Gland

    • Improves Sleep​

    • Reduces Fatigue

  • Protects Skin from Free Radical Damage and Aging

Chaga mushhroom chunks
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